Former officer pleads guilty to domestic abuse

A former West Jordan police officer and ex-Marine has pleaded guilty to charges of domestic violence. James Michael Harvie, 30, agreed to a deal that prosecutors say will prevent him from ever wearing a uniform again while he gets help for what they describe as "well documented" post-traumatic stress disorder. Harvie pleaded guilty June 12 to aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, as he was being admitted to Veteran's Court in Provo. As part of the court-based treatment program, Harvie is required to wear an ankle monitor. By the time he'd begun the program he had spent nearly three months in jail.

Allegations against Harvie were made by two women who had dated him, however charges stemmed in connection with only one of them according to court documents. Harvie is reported to have served several deployments to Iraq while he was still a member of the U.S. Marines. He became a police officer in 2013.

Photo courtesy of Utah County Sheriff's Office

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